Insights for an inclusive and tech-enabled insurance sector in Egypt.
Data Enthusiast Training: Microsoft Professional Program in Data Science
This is the second of two articles that describes the journey of data science interns, Dieudonné Niyitanga and Samuel Mutinda.
The movement of Africa’s rapidly growing urban population will be shaped by digital technologies in the era of smart mobility.
Dieudonné Niyitanga and Samuel Mutinda's data internship journey.
Enhancing the data warehouse for data-led decision-making.
Solving challenges with data-driven approaches.
Data learnings from a community-focused financial services provider.
Read our report and insights on the financial needs of Mexicans, a pilot study in collaboration with the Mexican regulator, CNBV.
Read our summary report of the findings from the Financial Needs pilots, in partnership with AFI members from Mexico, Nigeria, Kenya, Philippines and Zimbabwe.
Watch the #DataHack4FI Season 3, Grand Finale video to see highlights from day one and two of the finale.
Did you miss out on #DataHack4FI Season3 Grand Finale in Kigali? Watch the video on how this initiative is connecting #digitalskills and #innovation in Africa.
Watch the #DataHack4FI Season 3, Grand Finale photo gallery to see highlights from day one and two of the finale.
Using SMS surveys to measure digital financial inclusion
How can we ensure that financial consumers aren't negatively affected by discriminatory algorithms?
Four findings from the DataHack4FI Innovation Competition.
Exploring the relationship between platforms, participants and financial services.
The DataHack4FI Innovation Competition promotes the use of data analytics to solve challenges experienced by individuals or communities.
A measurement framework for digital financial services with a focus on digital payments.
DataHack4FI brings together data enthusiasts and emerging tech companies to promote data-driven solutions for financial and economic inclusion.
Four findings from Season 2 of the DataHack4FI Innovation Competition.
The primary objective of this report is to deliver unique insights regarding the impact of DataHack4FI Season 2 on fintechs and aspiring data scientists.
Full webinar - Using Data to Scale Your Product and Grow Your Business.
Translating insights from behavioural science into the design and delivery of financial services,
We have changed the user experience on the insight2impact data portal by making it simpler to navigate.
Exploring behavioural interventions to increase formal remittances.
An update on behavioural interventions which have proven to influence financial decisions.
A cautionary tale about the process of setting up pilot studies
Full webinar - Market Research for Emerging Companies.
Find out more about our behavioural science engagements.
Learnings on the data science landscape in Africa from the DataHack4FI initiative
Full webinar - Fundamentals of Financial and Economic Inclusion.
Biometric data has the potential to solve many challenges that financial service providers currently face, and which can add significant to costs and customer frustration.
Exploring how financial services can use biometrics to reduce fraud, lower service cost and improve efficiency
Exploring biometrics as alternative data source for faster, more secure and inclusive customer verification
Watch the full video which explores social media as an alternative data source for insurance, credit scoring and brand perception.
Exploring how financial service contact centres can use biometrics to their benefit
Exploring how social media can be used to benefit your business
Exploring how to use biometrics for secure payments and transactions using smart phones
Exploring how social media can be used to improve brand perception
Exploring how biometrics can overcome customer onboarding and authentication obstacles
How to leverage existing biometric systems for your business and customers
Exploring how social media data can be used to prevent fraudulent insurance claims
Exploring social media as an alternative data source
Exploring how social media can be used for alternative credit scoring
What we’ve learned over three seasons of the DataHack4FI innovation competition and how the competition has evolved.
Digital platforms connecting buyers and sellers of goods and services across Africa are on the rise. Learn more about our research and week of learning in Lagos.
We recently rolled out a pilot study in Nigeria, to explore the digital financial services landscape and how it serves the people. Learn more about our findings here.
We take a closer look at financial inclusion research and the shift towards using transactional data to develop more meaningful indicators.
Read more about our work with the Nigerian Inter-bank Settlement System (NIBSS) and the key findings from our transactional data analysis.
We investigate the prospect of new financial inclusion indicators for policymakers, through transactional data analysis.
Explore our latest research on Digital Africa, the platform economy and associated financial services
What opportunities does the digitisation of value chains create for the delivery of financial services?
Improving efficiency in mobile-money agent networks
The potential of alternative data to better serve MSMEs in Zambia
Watch how financial services usage is improved through alternative data
Watch how providers meet the #FinNeeds of individuals through alternative data
Targeting small businesses with personalised business advice and predicting successful loan applications
Insights from an expert workshop on the potential of African digital platforms to influence development
As societies and economies change, so should the financial products that serve them.
Can digital platforms offer innovative solutions to overcome barriers to low insurance penetration in African markets?
Read our interview with an entrepreneur building a digital identity business in Africa.
Targeting beginner and experienced stock market traders with a digital investment platform.
Client data and its role in inclusive insurance
Marissa Dean of Caribou Digital talks data and digital development in the financial sector.
Early findings from our African digital platforms and the future of financial services research
See how this Datahack4FI team is digitising savings groups in Rwanda
Prof Bitange Ndemo speaks to us about data, blockchain and innovation in Africa.
InvestXD created a digital investment platform for women and youth.
DataHack4FI in-country winners from Ghana offer a multiple-database-verification API solution to identity verification.
DataHack4FI Rwanda winners, AgriGO, aims to tackle financial vulnerability of smallholder farmers.
ZedCredit from Zambia provides access to savings, loans and a credit score via their mobile app.
Ekow Duker shares some advice on building a career in data science with participants of i2i’s DataHack4FI Innovation Competition.
A list of curated links for those looking to improve their data skills and access data science networks.
See what the i2i needs measurement framework reveals about consumer behaviour in Zimbabwe.
Proud new partnership between insight2impact (i2i) and the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences – Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS-NEI)
Watch how GIS data can resolve challenges related to agent placement and credit risk assessment.
See how alternative sources of data can provide useful insights to those looking to design financial products for African consumer.
Introduction to Financial Inclusion and the DataHack4FI process- February 1, 2018
Work done so far and the road ahead – where in the development process are you?
Data modeling workshop
Design thinking, use the data you have for decision making.
Second Meetup at BongoHive Zambia's Innovation and Technology Hub
Third Meetup at BongoHive Zambia's Innovation and Technology Hub
Fifth Meetup at BongoHive Zambia's Innovation and Technology Hub
Meet the 10 teams from six countries who will be pitching in the DataHack4FI Grande Finale.
insight2impact’s DataHack for Financial Inclusion (DataHack4FI) is an African innovation competition that encourages finance, tech and data enthusiasts to collaborate.
Using transactional and CRM data to identify an underserved consumer segment
Applying relatively simple analytical methods to traditional data can yield positive returns for organisations.
Look at what the winning teams from Season 1 DataHack4FI have achieved in the last year.
Exploring how financial service providers collect, store and use data in six countries.
TransUnion Kenya CEO Billy Owino suggests collecting richer data on consumers can contribute to 'information for good'.
Survey findings from six African countries
A recent study identified 18 unique behavioural interventions that FSPs can implement to influence the savings, credit, payment and insurance decisions of individuals.
Is your organisation's data sufficiently trained for the successful deployment of a chatbot?
Options for sustainable data collection
DataHack4FI Season 1 in-country winner for Ghana
Guidelines, standards and best practices for spatial data
How a spatial understanding of financial inclusion can contribute to meaningful measurement and impact
Mobiticket is a start-up based in Nairobi. It focuses on digitising the informal public transport sector across developing countries.
Curated resources for those exploring open banking and APIs
Find out why Olubayo Adekanmbi believes data innovation + local knowledge = transformation.
The DataHack4FI Season 2 launch in Accra kick-started the competition that uses data to solve problems.
Legal experts answer questions about the implications of data regulations for FSPs in Africa.
Introducing a Uganda-based fintech company that supports MSMEs in automating and optimising their operations.
Entrepreneur-turned-VC-partner talks about the exciting world of fintech in Africa.
Data sharing can promote financial sector innovation but concerns about data privacy have increased.
A case study exploring how data can be used to overcome financial services delivery challenges.
The first in-country launch of DataHack 4 Financial Inclusion Season 2 takes place in Ghana, November 2017
Lito Villanueva of FINTQ explains why banks and fintechs don't need to compete.
The importance of data for closing the financial inclusion gender gap
Behavioural science is being used to address challenges in suboptimal decision-making.
Psychologist Hal Hershfield talks to us about how trade-offs between the present and the future affect financial decision-making.
The second in two-part series of curated links to articles offering tips on developing a data strategy.
If you are not already following a data-oriented business strategy, it can be difficult to know where to start. Two handbooks offer practical advice for FSPs.
Barney de Jongh, of Digital Frontiers Institute, talks to us about leveraging agents and data and driving meaningful usage of mobile money products.
Exploring the potential of alternative data for creating new markets
i2i is offering technical assistance to the Vanguard Group in Ghana, a financial services group that has insurance and banking divisions.
I bought myself a fitness band recently and I’ve found it quite useful in encouraging me to get off the couch.
Ekow Duker of Ixio Analytics talks about the way financial service providers approach and use data.
i2i is talking to financial service providers about the way data can be used to unlock new markets.
i2i interviews Marc van der Zon from Hollard on the challenges and opportunities that data presents.
Morné van der Westhuizen and Alex Shabala talk to us about Zoona's creative approach to data collection.
When it comes to data, banks have assets that fintechs lack, says Pieter Vorster.
The widespread use of the mobile phone and other smart devices has presented researchers with a golden platform to collect data in more innovative and creative ways.
Catch up with three winning teams from DataHack4FI.
Discussing some innovative quantitative methods that could be used when conducting financial inclusion research.
Innovative research techniques help us to delve deeper into the dynamics of financial inclusion.
The DataHack4FI Competition came to a close in May 2017, after seven months of crowdsourcing data-driven solutions
in Kigali, Rwanda on the 9 May 2017
Highlights, Kigali, Rwanda, 10 -12 May 2017
Team Mobiticket has been awarded top spot in the i2i DataHack4FI competition.
The journey to the DataHack4FI finals
Faith started her enterprise with her own income and lacks access to finance to grow beyond the few fruit stalls she owns.
The Datahack4FI innovation competition in Rwanda
Datahacks4Fi Presentations Rwanda
GIS data by financial service providers
Highlights, Friday 24th – Sunday 26th March 2017.
As you leave Kampala and its busy streets, you head into rural Uganda where you exchange small shops
To hold the first Financial Inclusion Data Analysis Boot Camp in Uganda
Richard Yego from Airtel Uganda on knowledge sharing and best practice.
Central Bank of Nigeria
We discuss the major trends contributing to this revolution
Megan Yates - Ixioanalytics
Thoughts from the first event in the #DataHacks4FI meet-up series in Naroibi
Building mutually beneficial financial inclusion communities through data
Nkosi introduces the i2i Applications Lab
Developing data-driven solutions to real-world problems
i2i launches the DataHacks4Fi competition series
Paul Musoke from FSD Africa on how alternative data can help reach the underserved.
Getting ready for the i2i and FSD Tanzania workshop on spatial data for business intelligence
Herman reflects on the 4th MasterCard Foundation Symposium on Financial Inclusion.
Mobile-based banking system that enables farmers to access credit
What does big data mean for microinsurance?
One of i2i's objectives is to increase the use of client data and analytics
ILO 1st community of practice meeting
KCB’s Experience with Data
4th MasterCard Foundation Symposium on Financial Inclusion
Optimising the analytical power of GIS data
Using innovation to enhance financial inclusion whilst protecting personal data
Where we are with the collection and use of GIS data
FSD Uganda invites FSPs to explore new data, new opportunities
Participants were interested in what other applications of big data there were outside of credit.
MasterCard Foundation Symposium
This report provides an overview of innovations and best practice in data collection
Herman Smit (Founder and Advisor) Interviews the new i2i lead, Celina Lee.
Why the problem with demand-side surveys is not the respondents’ answers, but the questions we ask them
Alternative data sources and analytical methodologies
Revisiting the role of technology in demand-side surveys in lower tech and lower literacy environments
GIS is increasingly informing decision-making in financial inclusion.
This process note serves to capture key learnings.
Worried about how to improve your credit score? At least you have one.
More and more financial service providers (FSPs) are looking to data to inform investment decisions
This process note serves to share key details